Chemetall will present at SURCAR 2017 on the evolution of thin-film pre-treatment technology and its benefits in automotive surface treatment

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 15, 2017 /CNW/ -- Chemetall, a leading surface treatment supplier and global business unit of BASF's Coatings division, will present at SURCAR 2017, the 29th international conference on automotive body finishing. Chemetall Surface Treatment and Automotive business units are proud partners of SURCAR.

SURCAR 2017 takes place from June 29 to June 30 2017 in Cannes, France.  The conference features the topics Industry 4.0, new technology, personalized cars and opportunities in the ever changing automotive industry. In addition, the event focuses on developments, changes and results from new technology and market trends, smart factory, and strategic issues for the coatings industry.

Dr. Dietmar Chmielewski, of Chemetall Surface Treatment will present on the evolution of thin-film pre-treatment technology and its benefits. Chemetall's metal pretreatment technology Oxsilan® provides long-term protection against corrosion and ensures optimal paint adhesion for the growing mix of metals used on car bodies. The session will take place the first day of the event on June 29 at 4.00 pm. It will also be represented by Jean-Marc Kopp and Patrick Vejrich of Chemetall.

There will be two additional presentations during the conference provided by BASF Coatings' Automotive group - Individual Colors (IC Colors) co-presented by Stefan Sickert and 2K Clearcoat co-presented by William Kosteniuk.


Chemetall GmbH

Trakehner Straße 3

60487 Frankfurt am Main  

Phone: +49 69 7165-0

Chemetall Contact:

North America

Chemetall US, Inc.

Julia Murray, Global Marketing Communications

675 Central Avenue

Phone: +1 908 508 2107

New Providence, NJ 07974,


Europe, South America, Africa

Chemetall GmbH

Steffen Boberg

Trakehner Straße 3

Phone: +49 69 7165 3158

60487 Frankfurt am Main,


Asia Pacific

Shanghai Chemetall Chemicals

Maggie Zhou

Co., Ltd.

Phone: +86 21 581 209 296 611

Building 1, 316 Kang Hua Road

Kang Qiao Industrial Zone

PRC-201315 Shanghai, China


About Chemetall

Chemetall, a leading global surface treatment supplier and a global business unit of BASF's Coatings division focuses on processes for the surface treatment of metals, glass and plastics. Chemetall is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and comprises about 40 companies and 21 production sites worldwide. For additional information, visit

About BASF's Coatings division
The Coatings division of BASF is a global expert in the development, production and marketing of innovative and sustainable automotive OEM and refinish coatings, as well as decorative paints. We create advanced performance solutions and drive performance, design and new applications to meet our partners' needs all over the world. BASF shares skills, knowledge and resources of interdisciplinary and global teams for the benefit of customers by operating a collaborative network of sites in Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific. In 2016, the Coatings division achieved global sales of about €3.2 billion.

In 2016, BASF acquired Chemetall, a leading global supplier of applied surface treatments for metal, plastic and glass substrates in a wide range of industries and end markets. With this expansion in portfolio, BASF becomes a more complete solution provider for coatings.

Solutions beyond your imagination – Coatings by BASF. For more information about the Coatings division of BASF and its products, visit

About BASF
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at

SOURCE Chemetall

For further information: BASF Contact: BASF Coatings - Jörg Zumkley, Media Relations, Phone: +49 2501 14-3453,, BASF Coatings GmbH, Glasuritstraße 1, 48165 Münster, Phone: +49 2501 14-3399; BASF SE - Media Relations, Phone: +49 621 60-20916,, BASF SE, Carl-Bosch-Str. 38, 67056 Ludwigshafen, Phone: +49 621 60-20916,

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